Accomplished screenwriter, producer, and director, whose credits include the smash television series Sex and the City and Melrose Place.
He graduated from UCLA before landing his first job in television.
He was honored with the Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award in 2002.
His mother was a writer, and she inspired him to get into the business.
Sarah Jessica Parker played Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, one of his most successful programs.